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The Awkward Harry And Ginny Scene Potter Fans Can't Stand To Watch

The "Harry Potter" franchise has been a staple of pop culture for well over two decades now, from the best-selling books to the extremely successful movies that they spawned. That success hasn't completely carried over to the "Fantastic Beasts" series, especially the latest entry, "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." The film has grossed a disappointing $396 million at the worldwide box office thus far against a budget of $200 million (via The Numbers).

Still, as loved as the Wizarding World franchise has been, it has not been free from controversy or criticism from the fanbase. Perhaps the most noteworthy controversy is around the comments made by creator J.K. Rowling regarding transgender people (via Glamour). But even on a level involving plot and character moments from "Harry Potter," some fans have their qualms with the way certain events played out. In fact, there's a scene between Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) that some fans find way too awkward.

Some Potter fans have taken issue with Ginny attempting to feed Harry

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" sees Harry spending Christmas at the Burrow. At this point in the overall story, Harry has started to realize his romantic feelings for Ginny, and it's pretty obvious that she still harbors feelings for him despite her relationship with Dean Thomas (Alfred Enoch). In one scene set at the Weasleys', Ginny awkwardly feeds a mince pie to Harry while her family is scattered all around the house.

On Reddit, u/HappyCat1912 posted a meme making fun of how awkward the scene in question is, and many commenters agreed. In fact, a lot of users found the scenes between Ginny and Harry in the film to be cringeworthy in general. "This was awful but my most hated scene was the 'shoelace' one.. ugh," said u/the_quirky_ravenclaw. They and other people also pointed out that the duo works much better as a couple in the books than they do in the movies and that Ginny as a whole isn't characterized well on-screen.

"They just completely ruined Ginny in the movies, she's awesome in the books," said u/EllieKong. "You'd think they'd be much less awkward than Harry and [C]ho considering they knew each other better." While awkward romantic tension can and does work, especially in a film involving younger characters who are fresh at navigating such relationships, it seems as if some fans found this Harry and Ginny scene to be more painful than endearing to watch, especially considering how different the relationship between the two is in the books.